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Glee Casting: Find Out Who's Playing Mercedes' New Love Interest

Amber Riley AP Photo/Vince Bucci

In news that takes one more step towards making sure that every single person who ever appeared on Friday Night Lights will live on our TVs forever, we can tell you that Amber Riley's love interest has been cast on Glee and he is:

LaMarcus Tinker, who played Luke Cafferty's friend Dallas on Friday Night Lights.

Texas Forever and ever, lovers.

Fox confirms to us that Tinker will appear on the new season as Riley's new "Boo"—a football player named Bubba who is incredibly supportive and falls head over heels for Mercedes.

LaMarcus Tinker ABC

While Fox is confirming the details of the love interest, Amber herself is apparently on a need-to-know basis.

Either that, or just like playing coy with me.

"I don't know anything about the Boo," Amber told me over the weekend at the premiere of Glee 3D.

"I think they were careful with their choice. [Producers] Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuck] know that I'll give them the old 1-2," she says, holding up her fists.

Better listen up, Ryan and Brad, we're not sure if she was joking!

What do you think? A good match? And more importantly, do we go with "Mubba" or "Burcedes?"

PICS: Before They Were Gleeks

(Originally published Aug. 10, 2011, at 10:28 a.m. PT)

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